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Old 08-03-2008, 01:01 PM
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Cleaning The undercariage question

So I figure I want to try to take care of my frame and undercarriage. Basically, I was thinking of just spraying the **** out of the whole undercarriage with a cleaner (not simple green since its supposed to chew through metal), then watching a movie and spraying off the underside with a hose. Then I was thinking of spray bombing everything with rustoleum for max protection.

Any and all input would be greatly appreciated.
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I need to do the same. Bad. Mine's pretty rusty... An old buddy of mine used to put a coat of spray undercoating on there every year. I dunno how far gone mine is, I'm considering just powerwashing the underneath and taking a wire wheel to it, then using some of that "turn rust to black primer" stuff and rustoleum it all. I did that on the diff cover and it turned out ok, better than it was.
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yeah thing is though i really dont want to climb under there for a long time and have a bunch of crap falling on me.
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I paint mine like every 3 month, makes taking the nuts loose a job though.
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yeah thing is though i really dont want to climb under there for a long time and have a bunch of crap falling on me.
Oh well that's not my idea of fun either, but it would be really really good if it's done. In fact I might just do that next time I go to the wash. Bring lots of quarters and some safety glasses and a poncho or something like that and blast the living daylights out of under the rig.
It'll make the truck looove me lol
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I know a good wheel cleaner does a good job on the underside of the truck. I use Eagle One all in one Tire/wheel cleaner and a wheel brush for bad spots. Hose off, should look like new. If you have bare metal showing, a HD can of BLK paint will work... I forget the name of it. I think it's rustoleum enamael. it's the big silver spray paint cans from Lowes/Home depot that are expensive. that's the only spray paint that works well on frame stuff.
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I know a good wheel cleaner does a good job on the underside of the truck. I use Eagle One all in one Tire/wheel cleaner and a wheel brush for bad spots. Hose off, should look like new. If you have bare metal showing, a HD can of BLK paint will work... I forget the name of it. I think it's rustoleum enamael. it's the big silver spray paint cans from Lowes/Home depot that are expensive. that's the only spray paint that works well on frame stuff.
Wheel cleaner huh? Interesting. I'm wondering about any of the soapy stuff at the self wash, like the green tire foamy stuff or anything.
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someone ised to work for paints the frames of his trucks with waste oil. keeps them nice and black and rust free. im gonna try it next oil change
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haha waste oil. Yeah... cars with oil leaks usually have preserved unsersides once you scrape the Shizil off.
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they all look new. a ten wheeler is a little easier to do it on though. he does it on his OBS too

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